INEOS Technologies signs further agreement with Sibur LLC

Sibur LLC has selected INEOS’ Innovene PP Process for a new 200,000 tpa polypropylene plant to be constructed at the production site of Tomskneftekhim LLC, Tomsk, Russian Federation. 

The Tomsk plant will be the nineteenth to use the Innovene PP process. It will produce a full range of homopolymer, random and impact copolymers and is expected to commence production in 2012.

The Innovene PP process is licensed by INEOS Technologies, which is the specialist technologies development and licensing division of INEOS Group.

Sibur previously licensed a 500,000 tpa plant based on Innovene PP technology at its industrial complex in Tobolsk, Tyumen Region, Russian Federation.

We are very pleased that we have extended our licensing partnership with Sibur,” said Mark Niederschulte, Vice President - Commercial of INEOS Technologies. “The Innovene PP Process has proven to be the preferred technology for new PP plants due to its low operating and capital costs, broad product capability and operational reliability. In addition to its demonstrated commercial success, the Innovene PP process affords significant advantages for future expansions.

INEOS Technologies provides Sibur with a complete and flexible technology that will help it to secure a long-term competitive position. 

For further information please contact: 

Craig Welsh, INEOS Technologies Press Office 
Phone: +44 (0) 1928 511528 

Notes to editors:

INEOS Technologies is one of the companies in the INEOS family. INEOS is the world's third largest chemicals company; a leading manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products. Comprising 19 businesses, with a production network spanning 76 manufacturing facilities in 20 countries, the Company produces more than 32 million tonnes of petrochemicals and 20 million tonnes per annum of crude oil refined products (fuels). INEOS employs 16,600 people and has sales approaching $45billion.

INEOS Technologies is a leading developer and licensor of technologies for the global petrochemical industry. We offer the broadest range of petrochemical technologies on the market today, and also supply the catalysts, additives, and coatings that our customers require to obtain the best possible performance from their investments.

INEOS Technologies’ complete portfolio of leading licensed technologies includes:

  • Innovene PP – gas phase technology for the production of polypropylene
  • Innovene S – slurry technology for the production of mono- and bi-modal HDPE
  • Innovene G – swing gas phase technology for the production of LLDPE and HDPE
  • Polystyrene – general purpose, high impact and expandable PS technologies
  • BICHLOR – membrane electrolyser technology for chlor alkali production
  • Vinyls – technology for the production of EDC, VCM and PVC
  • Nitriles – technology for the production of acrylonitrile and maleic anhydride